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Get to know me Meme: Royalist Edition [1/3] royal fancasts/au/best portrayals

Arika Takarano as Infanta Margarita Teresa of Spain

Arika Takarano (the singer from Japanese band Ali Project) dressed up as the Infanta–based on one of Velazquez’s portraits of her–for the band’s 11th studio album cover, Gansakushi.

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1897 House of Worth, Fancy dress costume, “Infanta Margarita after Velasquez”

White satin overlaid with alternating rows of white organza ribbon and galon d'argent bands; white organza; cream machine-made lace; silver metallic “lei” with spangles; pink taffeta ribbon; brilliants; black velvet ruched ribbon; rhinestone order backed by pink taffeta cockade

“In early 1897, Jean-Philippe Worth received a rush order for a fancy dress costume from a regular client via transatlantic cable. Recreating the costume worn by the Infanta as portrayed by Velasquez through the use of modular components and an accurate dress form maintained for his client, Worth was able to complete and ship his commission back to New York 24 hours later.”

Museum of the City of New York

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Current Infantas of Spain (as of October 06, 2015)

  1. Sofía de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz
    Date + place of birth: April 29, 2007 Madrid, Spain
    Parents: King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia of Spain
    Other titles: Grandee of Spain (2007-)
    Place in the Line of Succession: Second
    Extra: Will receive a Dukedom in the occasion once she gets married
  2. Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos de Borbón y de Grecia
    Date + place of birth: December 20, 1963 Madrid, Spain
    Parents: King Juan Carlos I & Queen Sofía of Spain
    Other titles: Grandee of Spain (1963-) Duchess of Lugo (1995-)
    Place in the Line of Succession: Third
    Extra: Won’t be able to pass her Dukedom to his children
  3. Cristina Federica Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y Grecia
    Date + place of birth: June 13, 1965 Madrid, Spain
    Parents: King Juan Carlos I & Queen Sofía of Spain
    Other titles: Grandee of Spain (1965-) Duchess of Palma de Mallorca (1997-2015)
    Place in the Line of Succession: Sixth
  4. María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana Victoria Luisa Ignacia de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Borbón
    Date + place of birth: July 30, 1936 Cannes, France
    Parents: Count & Countess of Barcelona
    Other titles: Grandee of Spain (1987-) Viscountess of La Torre (1967-1991) Duchess of Badajoz (1967-) Viscountess (widow) of La Torre (1991-)
    Place in the Line of Succession: Does not place anymore
  5. Margarita María de la Victoria Esperanza Jacoba Felicidad Perpetua de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Borbón
    Date + place of birth: March 6, 1939 Rome, Italy
    Parents: Count & Countess of Barcelona
    Other titles: Grandee of Spain (1987-) Duchess of Hernani (1979-) Duchess of Soria (1981-)
    Place in the Line of Succession: Does not place anymore
    Extra: Will be able to pass the Dukedom of Hernani to her son
  6. Alicia María Teresa Francisca Luisa Pía Ana Valeria de Borbón-Parma y Habsburgo-Lorena
    Date + place of birth: November 13, 1917 Viena, former Austro-Hungarian Empire
    Parents: Elías I, Duke of Parma & Archduchess María Ana of Austria
    Other titles: Princess of Two Sicilies (1917-) Princess of Parma (1936-) Duchess of Calabria (1960-1964) Countess of Caserta (1960-1964) Duchess (widow) of Calabria (1964-) Countess (widow) of Caserta (1964-)
    Extra: Got the Infanta of Spain title by marriage